Rozelle Parklands is a multi-purpose open space in the heart of Sydney, that is designed for everyone of all ages and abilities; a place where the community can find new ways to interact with nature and each other at their doorstep.
Our new urban forest in the heart of the city is complete with pedestrian and cyclist shared user paths that connect into existing active transport links around Victoria Road, Annandale and the Anzac Bridge.
Other features include boardwalks, picnic and barbeque areas, large grassed areas for future sporting fields, courts and pitches, bush trails, playgrounds and an amenities building.
The Parklands will provide up to 10-hectares of open space that will be one of the largest in the Inner West, planting more than 3,000 trees on the site of old Rozelle Rail Yards and returning this area to local residents. Constructed wetlands and native plants will create an oasis to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
John Holland and CPB Contractors (construction contractors of the Rozelle Interchange) have been contracted to deliver the Rozelle Parklands as outlined in the project’s Urban Design Landscape Plan (UDLP).
The images on this webpage are taken from the UDLP and are artist impressions of the parklands over the next 5-10 years as all vegetation matures.
More than 1600 individual comments were received during community consultation for the UDLP, with 723 official submissions of feedback in 2020. In response, Transport for NSW established the Rozelle Parklands Working Group (RPWG) including local community members, representatives from the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (now DPE), NSW Office of Sport, Inner West Council and Transport for NSW.
The RPWG was formed to help determine future use of the Rozelle Parklands to ensure it meets local and broader Inner West recreational needs. Recommendations made by the RPWG were then reviewed by the Minister for Planning.
History of Rozelle Parklands:
The Rozelle Interchange is being built on the site of the former disused Rozelle Railyards, which contained redundant rail infrastructure, waste and contamination. In 1980, the goods line supported by Railyards closed and the site was only used intermittently since. After the opening of Rozelle Parklands, the space becomes an active multi-purpose area for everyone across Greater Sydney to enjoy.